Discovery certificate for object 2017aob
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8851 [ 2017TNSTR.177....1D ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-12 16:01:39
Sender: Gaia (Gaia_Bot1)
Source Group: GaiaAlerts

A. Delgado, D. Harrison, S. Hodgkin, M. van Leeuwen, G. Rixon, A. Yoldas (University of Cambridge), on behalf of Gaia Alerts team report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017aob
Discoverer internal name: Gaia17aij
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 18:18:17.120 (274.571333) DEC = -50:40:20.68 (-50.672411)
Discovery date: 2017-02-02 18:31:40 (JD=2457787.2719907)


Remarks: candidate SN in outskirts of galaxy ESO 229-13

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-02 18:31:40
Flux: 18.66 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-10-31 23:51:21
Limiting flux: 21.5 ABMag
Filter: G-Gaia
Instrument: Gaia-photometric
Telescope: Gaia Spacecraft


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017aob